The New York Giants will make two selections on Day 2 of the 2017 NFL Draft. What picks will the Giants be on the clock for?
The New York Giants will be looking to add more talent to their roster on Day Two of the 2017 NFL Draft. In Round One the Giants selected Ole Miss hybrid tight end Evan Engram.
Engram isn’t your prototypical tight end. He rarely lines up inline, usually splitting out as a slot receiver during his time with Ole Miss. He is a matchup nightmare, giving the Giants a ton of weapons offensively for Eli Manning to throw to.
Engram has been compared to Jordan Reed for his ability to run routes and the fluidness he has as a receiver. But, he leaves a lot to be desired as a blocker. He wasn’t asked to do it much with the Rebels, and probably won’t be asked to do it with the Giants either.
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The Giants can use Rhett Ellison as their blocking tight end, enabling Engram to be a move tight end. He can play multiple spots on the formation, which Ben McAdoo should use to his advantage as the Giants were easy to gameplan against using the same formation on almost every possession last season.
Engram has a chance to add a lot to the Giants, but he doesn’t fill an alarming need. The Giants still need to find a linebacker and offensive lineman. A run stuffing linebacker and offensive lineman that can help at left tackle are what the Giants are looking for.
Will they be able to find that on Day 2? The Giants will once again have the 23rd pick in Round Two and Round Three.
Second Round: Pick 23, 55th Overall
Third Round: Pick 23, 87th Overall
If the first round is any indication of things to come, the Giants should be able to address some of their needs with these selections. Some top prospects fell out of Round One, so we could see some furious action at the top of the second round with trades, much like we saw in Round One.
Will the Giants be a part of that action? Jerry Reese rarely executes trades during the draft but got aggressive in 2015 when he traded up in Round Two to select Alabama safety, Landon Collins. The Giants saw a lot of the prospects they were targeting get selected before them in Round One, such as Garett Bolles, O.J. Howard and Jarrad Davis. Will that happen again on Day 2?